The Weinstein Co. has scooped up North American and U.K. rights to “I’m Not There,” the quirky new Bob Dylan biopic from Todd Haynes (“Velvet Goldmine”).
The film features Richard Gere, Heath Ledger, Christian Bale and even Cate Blanchett playing the singer-songwriter at six stages of his life and music.
Michelle Williams, Julianne Moore, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Ben Whishaw, Marcus Carl Franklin, David Cross and Bruce Greenwood are also part of the ensemble cast.
The film marks the first Hollywood dramatization of Dylan’s life that the artist has blessed. A late 2007 release is planned reports Variety.
Timed with the movie’s release will be an ambitious soundtrack featuring dozens of Dylan songs as recorded by other musicians like Willie Nelson and Yo La Tengo along with Dylan himself.